500 Smith and Wesson Brass

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  1. rodog

    rodog New Member

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    anyone know if the Brass can be made by shortning rifle brass, like 45-70 or something?

    i would like to make my own cases, etc..


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    Hi Rodog and welcome to TFF. I cannot say how to make 500 S&W brass, but if you follow the link below, you buy starline brass for $22.00 / 100. You might also want to check out the MidwayUSA site as they also sell Starline brass.

    http://www.martscustoms.com/new_cartridge_brass_page.htm

    Glad to have another reloader on board!
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    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Welcome to TFF, rodog.

    We hope you will visit us often and post often.

    We have not only a congenial group but one that is very knowledgeable.
  4. rodog

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    thanks, glad to be here, this looks like an awsome forum. I used to reload about 10 years ago, but sold everything to a friend when i started having kids, etc, lol. I just started to get my stuff back. Also just got my C&R too, and will startgetting a few rifles soon. If i remember, the 500 Linbaugh , or something like that used 45-70 cases, but i cant remember.
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    The .454 Cassull uses 45-70
    there is such a thing as a 50-70 but I would not suggest ruining good brass for a hand cannon.
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    The 454 Casull does not use the 45-70 case as a base. The dimensions would not allow it.
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    oh yeah thats right plano. Remembered wrong what I had read, Dick Casull shortened a 45-70 at one time. Got to find the little blurb on it, think its in the cartridges book I got.
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    great thanks. I bet we will find out what rifle cases can be used too.:D
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    Rodog, I would definately advise you to go to the Starline web page and read about the brass. There was a revision done to the case to allow magnum rifle primers to be used with heavier bullets and to keep the firing pin from piercing the primer and eroding the firing pin bushing. This change occurred on 7/28/03. Go check it out.
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    i did read something about that. I glad you reminded me. :D :D
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    make sure to wear your fire retardant gloves when you shoot that hog
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    Hell...I'm a 5' 11", 240 pound firefighter, and I wonder if I could even pick that gun up off the table let alone shoot the damn thing.......:eek:
  14. rodog

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    first thing, my friend and I are getting Barrett M99's next summer. 2 month wait or so. Then ill be getting the 500 S&W.
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